Millennials - We know they are young, tech savvy and well-educated-but they are also some of the most active when it comes to donating and volunteering. So what's the secret to engaging Millennials in your nonprofit organization's work? The Millennial Donor Summit explored this question and others while engaging participants in a virtual setting. The MDS11 extended the concepts and ideas discovered in the annual Millennial Donors Survey conducted by JGA and Achieve by building knowledge … [Read more...] about How To Get Fire in Your Organization's Belly: Key Insight from the Millennial Donor Summit
Archives for June 2011
A simple online survey. There are so social media analytic tools to measure social media and other emerging technologies, that we've created a new genre of Shiny Objective Syndrome -- Data Puking disorder. We've become addicted to generating pretty charts and graphs, while taking any opportunity to play with any new (and especially free) social media measurement tool that we read about on blogs. We're so enchanted by data, that we've lost sight of what decisions we're trying or results to … [Read more...] about Are You Using the Best Ever Social Media Analytics Tool?
Last week I wrote about nonprofit "measurement malaise" that keeps some nonprofits putting a measurement strategy for their integrated communications campaigns into practice. In the comments, I asked how can we make measurement fun? In response, Jono Smith said that was like asking how to make going to the dentist fun! Or maybe funerals? Whenever I do workshops and talk about measurement, I immediately see most people's eyes glaze over unless they are member of the Spreadsheet Appreciation … [Read more...] about How To Make Measurement Fun!
How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook Smart.ly View more presentations from Beth Kanter My Facebook page is a focus group or channel for research. It helps me to understand the questions, concerns, and everyday context of many nonprofits that want to embrace emerging media like social or mobile and to design and build peer exchange programs or Train-the-Trainers programs. If don't synthesize the ongoing stream, it gives me vertigo. I set aside an hour or two a month to review my … [Read more...] about How Networked Nonprofit Use Facebook SMARTly
Malaise is a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, of being "out of sorts." Lately, I've been hearing about "measurement malaise" infecting nonprofits and not just social media measurement. Maybe it is the feeling that measurement requires data collection and that will cause even more information overload and why we put the task on the organizational back burner. Can you be an effective grassroots nonprofit organization in 21st century without a robust integrated social media and … [Read more...] about Does Your Nonprofit Organization Have Measurement Malaise?